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Super Late Model championship to be decided in World Series

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In the background of Daytona Speedweeks, the first NASCAR championships of 2017 will be determined after seven races in nine nights at the World Series of Asphalt at New Smyrna Speedway.

The high speed half-mile is located just 15 miles south from Daytona International Speedway and has long been a popular venue for racing die-hards and for short trackers to test their skills in advance of The Great American Race.

The event showcases daily features for Super Late Models, Pro Late Models, Tour-Type Modifieds and Florida Modifieds. The NASCAR K&N Pro Series East will also start their season at NSS during the course of the World Series of Asphalt and the overall event runs from February 9-17.

The first six Super Late Model races at the track will be 35-laps in length and featured on the undercard for six of the first seven nights, all leading up to the PPG/Tower Sealants 100 on Saturday, February 17, which will serve as the main event of the night and the championship race for the division.

Several of the top Super Late Model drivers in the country, including Stephen Nasse, Jeff Choquette, Ty Majeski and Harrison Burton are expected to compete in at least one of the races and many of them will compete for the World Series championship.

Burton became the 16th different World Series Super Late Model champion in 16 years, defeating Majeski and Nasse. He joined Dick Trickle, Mark Martin, Pete Hamilton and David Rogers as titleholders. It kick-started a season that also saw him win the K&N Pro Series East championship.

“It’s pretty high on my personal list of accomplishments,” Burton said. “The competition here is incredible. We won two races and it just said a lot about where we were as a team at that point.”

Now he hopes to become the first driver since Pete Orr (1992-1994) to repeat as Speedweeks champion.

For just the fourth time in event history, the World Series of Asphalt will also have a free online streaming broadcast on FansChoice.tv. The schedule and entry lists for the World Series can be found below.

WORLD SERIES 2018

 

Thursday February 8, 2018

Parking and Practice

Pit Passes: $40

Pit Gates open 8am

 

Friday February 9, 2018

Super Late Models

Pro Late Models

IMCA Type Mods

Sportsman

IMCA Type

Grandstands: $30, Pits: $40

 

Saturday February 10, 2018

Super Late Models

Pro Late Models

IMCA Type Mods

Sportsman

Southern Sprintcar Shootout Series

IMCA

Grandstands: $30, Pits: $40

 

Sunday February 11, 2018

K&N Pro Series

IMCA Type Mods

Grandstands: $35, Pits: $40 (Members), $50 (Non-Members)

 

Monday February 12, 2018

Tour-type Modified 50

Super Late Models

Pro Late Models

Grandstands: $30, Pits: $40

 

Tuesday February 13, 2018

Super Late Model 50

IMCA Type Modified 75

Tour-type Modifieds

Grandstands: $30, Pits: $40

 

Wednesday February 14, 2018

John Blewett III Memorial Tour Type Modified 76

IMCA Type Modified

Super Late Models

Pro Late Models

Grandstands: $30, Pits: $40

 

 

Thursday February 15, 2018

Pro Late Models

Tour Type Modifieds

Super Late Models

IMCA Type Mods

Grandstands: $30, Pits: $40

 

Friday February 16, 2018

Richie Evans Memorial Tour Type Modified 100 (Rain Date 2/17)

Pro Late Model 100

Sportsman

Grandstands: $35, Pits: $40

 

Saturday February 17, 2018

Super Late Model 100

Pro Late Models

IMCA Modifieds

Sportsman

Grandstands: $35, Pits: $40

 

ENTRY LIST

  • Jeff Choquette
  • Stephen Nasse
  • Harrison Burton
  • Sam Mayer
  • Matt Wallace
  • Derek Kraus
  • Joseph Graf
  • Derek Griffith
  • Brad May
  • Ryan Moore
  • Anthony Sergi
  • Ryan Moore
  • Tyler Dippel
  • Cole Anderson
  • Gabe Sommers
  • Danny Foster
  • David Russell

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